| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
"What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good."
You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning.
The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third.
With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt.
Known for upscale real-life stories...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:42 PM
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career.
"You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Kenneth Branagh is back in Bard territory with a new production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that he stars in and co-directed with Rob Ashford at the Manchester International Festival in England. The production marks the first time Branagh has played the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Stars Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and many more were included as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's first programming announcement Tuesday morning, which included opening and closing night titles,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
If one of the main draws for 3-D filmmaking and exhibition has always been its immersive, "you are there" quality, what if someone put viewers smack in the middle of a brutal, bloody boxing match? And has no one thought of this before?
Ang Lee may be...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Rush," the high-octane car racing film about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, has all the markings of tinseltown's latest flashy biopic, with Ron Howard at the wheel, Chris Hemsworth...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?